Nov 2, 2012 8:30pm EDT
at the polls right now, obama has got it. >> did romney have momentum or was that just republican spin? >> he did have momentum after the first debate -- >> we have had a three since then -- >> what obama was never able to recapture the lead. >> i cannot say with certainty that there was momentum, no momentum. i cannot tell. you look at the polls hour after hour and you get a sense that this thing is very tight, even when you go to some of the battle ground states. >> yes, the first debate made an enormous difference in the campaign. it allowed mitt romney to reintroduce himself with no opposition on the part of the president as the moderate massachusetts reasonable mitt. gone was the saber-rattling mitt, keep out the foreigners mitt, round up the suspects mitt and send them to practice -- [laughter] he became reasonable, intelligent, poised, forget the cayman islands and the swiss bank accounts. frank bruni of "the new york times" made a telling point -- the first debate was important because it may president obama in the next two debates more truculent than is ordinarily his norm, and he ov
Oct 26, 2012 8:30pm EDT
if the -- don't have a president who was willing to lean on his own party. obama has been willing to do that. >> are we going to have a democratic senate? >> right now it looks increasingly like we will have a democratic senate. once again, republicans have blown it by nominating people like richard mourdock in indiana over richard lugar, nominate taught a get in missouri against if hon. -- nominating taught a ca -- todd akin in missouri against eight vulnerable claire mccaskill. elizabeth warren in massachusetts has the lead in virtually every poll. herb stein, a fine man, said that this is the year that we have to deal with the deficit or debt over the fact that we will ever deal with the deficit. this is the moment. we have to do it is time we just accept that we are going down a road of increasing debt. >> what about the house? still republican? >> again, let's go back to that first debate. stumble cost a lot of democrats who have trouble as well, i don't think it looks as good for democrats in the house as it did that. >> republicans have done their redistricting. democrats has steadily
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
is offering $5 million if obama w would just releases college records -- >> he doesn't keep sununu in the attic. >> colbyby is right, they put sununu out there regularly. the romney campaign is very disciplined, and t they are not puputting out surrogates or spokespersons who are not speaking what they want spoken. >> the president had a good line when asked about donald trump on the jay leno show. >> the president said, "it all goesack to what we were growing up together in kenya and we were playing soccer and he was not good at i" probably the best line i've hed ththe president delivered in the whole campaign. >> unfortunately people out there say, "c, i told you." we are almost there, we are almost at the finish line could we will talk about that next week. see you next week. >>>> "inside washington" is brought you in part by the american federation ofof government employees, proud to make america work. r more infortion about afge and membership, visit afge.o.org. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, , the reason i'm in this race is there are peop
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. -- sununi is in the attic. >> colby is right, they are putting him out regularly. they are not putting out stavridis or spokespersons that are not speaking with the unspoken. obama had a good line about, on the leno show. >> "it also g -- all goes back when we were playing soccer in kenya." probably the best line i've heard the president delivered in the whole campaign. >> unfortunately, people out there will say, "c, i told you." >> "i did not know that donald trump was kenyan." >> almost at the finish line. see you next week. >> "inside washington" is brought you in part by the american federation of government employees, proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit afge.org.